A smoker's way to stop smoking
"Being a smoker is like being trapped in a complicated maze...it's as if Allen Carr has a map of that maze..."
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Contrary to what many smokers think, it is NOT a lack of willpower or nicotine withdrawal that make it difficult to quit.
Yes, nicotine is an addictive drug: but, the symptoms of panic, anxiety and irritability experienced by so many smokers trying to quit have almost nothing to do with the physical withdrawal from nicotine. How do we know this? Smokers are in withdrawal whenever they aren't smoking, yet for the most part they barely even register it. Most smokers sleep through withdrawal all night, every night and it doesn't even wake them up! So, if it isn't nicotine withdrawal that causes these feelings, what is it?
The smoker’s dilemma
The answer is conflict. If you try to stop smoking when you still believe that the cigarette provides some pleasure or benefit, then a conflict is created, along with a sense of deprivation. Part of you wants to quit, but part still wants to smoke and so the desire to quit fights with the desire not to. This conflict in turn feeds the universally-held belief that quitting must feel like suffering. These feelings feed off each other and quickly become overwhelming. We are left with a bleak choice: succumb once again to our addiction, or use massive amounts to willpower to try and fight it.
The Easy Way To Stop Smoking vs will power
The simple truth is that to find it easy to quit, it is essential to remove the desire to smoke. With no desire to smoke, it doesn't take willpower not to.
It sounds simple because it is simple. You may even think that it sounds too simple. Well, don't take our word for it, look at what former smokers have to say about it...
" Never in my life did I think that my thought process and feelings around smoking could change so quickly. The illusions of smoking being cool are all gone and I have no desire to smoke."
Debbie Naroff Scott, Ramsey, NJ, USA - Seminar client and quit since 2005
Read more about how and why The Easy Way To Stop Smoking works.